Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth

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  • Prime Minister leading UN efforts on tomorrow’s jobs

    Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Guy Ryder and Stefan Löfven
    Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius, Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General and Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden. Launch of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work. Photo: Marcel Crozet

    What will we work with in the future? How will we ensure that adapting to climate change, an increasingly digital world and an ageing population lead to new jobs with better conditions? And that more people benefit from the advantages of globalisation than at present? These are questions that the ILO Commission, which was launched in Geneva th1 21 August, will address. The co-chairs of the Commission, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, were present in Geneva.

  • Agreement strengthens the defence by 2.7 billion per year

    The government has agreed with the Moderates and the Center Party to further strengthening the Swedish Armed Forces and to ensure the overall capability of the Swedish Total Defence. In addition to previous agreements, the budget of the Swedish Armed Forces and other parts of the Swedish Total Defence will be strengthened by an additional 2.7 billion kronor annually for the years 2018-2020.

Photo of Ministers at the press conference
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced a government reshuffle. Two new ministers have been appointed. Photo: Jann Lipka/Government Offices of Sweden

Government reshuffle

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today announced a government reshuffle. Three ministers have chosen to leave their posts, two new ministers have been appointed, and two ministers have been entrusted with revised areas of responsibility.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

Key acts and ordinances entering into force around the second half of 2017

This compilation contains a selection of acts and ordinances – both new and amended – that entered into force around the second half of 2017.

Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

The Swedish Government’s overall EU priorities 2017

In its EU-related work in 2017, the Government is giving priority to three particular areas: a Europe for jobs and inclusive growth; a more ambitious climate, energy and environmental policy; and a solidarity-based refugee and migration policy and a secure world.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström on her way to present the Statement of Foreign Policy.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström on her way to present the Statement of Foreign Policy. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/Riksdagsförvaltningen

Statement of Foreign Policy 2017

On Wednesday 15 February 2017, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the Statement of Foreign Policy to the Riksdag.

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